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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

Category — Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1204
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1204, Revenues1c Playing Cards, Perforated (R2c), 1c Playing Cards, Perforated (R2c)1c Playing Cards, Perforated (R2c). Block of four, bright color, neat strikes of "H. C. Jan. 1864" circular datestamps, virtually intact gum, few trivial perf separations, Very Fine, scarce and attractive multiple

900
275
1205
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1205, Revenues$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a), $1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a)$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a). Large to ample margins, vibrant color, slightly smeared 1863 manuscript cancel, fresh paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $1.30 FOREIGN EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE..

With 2010 P.F. certificate

6,500
2,000
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1206
ng
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1206, Revenues$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a), $1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a)$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, intense color and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE $1.60 FOREIGN EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenue stamps are not priced in SMQ)

1,300
1,900
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1207
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1207, Revenues$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Large to huge margins, intense "midnight blue" color, 1862 ms. cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. OUTSTANDING QUALITY FOR THIS SCARCE IMPERFORATE FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; Revenue stamps are not priced in SMQ)

2,700
2,400
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1208
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1208, Revenues30c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R140a), 30c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R140a)30c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R140a). Rich frame color, light blue double-circle handstamp cancels, light horizontal crease and negligible 2mm tear at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE THIRD ISSUE REVENUE INVERT.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate

3,250
1,400
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1209
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1209, Revenues$50.00 Carmine, Series 1940 (R306A), $50.00 Carmine, Series 1940 (R306A)$50.00 Carmine, Series 1940 (R306A). Natural s.e. at right, bright color, ms. and cut cancels, small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, an exceedingly rare example of this issue, only two others located using Power Search

2,000
1,000
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1210
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1210, Revenues$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a), $5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a)$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a). Wonderfully well-centered, rich colors, neat July 9, 1879 ms. cancel, some filled edge thins and small closed tear

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL PROPRIETARY REVEUE HIGH VALUE.

It is believed that only 74 stamps were issued (50 on green paper)

9,000
3,000
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1211
ogbl
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1211, Revenues5c Brown Orange, Proprietary, Hyphen Hole Perf. 7 (RB31p), 5c Brown Orange, Proprietary, Hyphen Hole Perf. 7 (RB31p)5c Brown Orange, Proprietary, Hyphen Hole Perf. 7 (RB31p). Bottom right imprint and plate no. 9439 vertical block of twelve, original gum, pos. 12 h.r., others, incl. the listed but unpriced plate block, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, very scarce multiple, Scott retail as three hinged blocks of four

1,125
1,900
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1212
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1212, RevenuesMerchant's Gargling Oil, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS178e), Merchant's Gargling Oil, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS178e)Merchant's Gargling Oil, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS178e). Uncancelled, margins wide to in at left, Very Good, rare, only approximately 12 recorded with half faulty, with 2009 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,400
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1213
 
Revenue Collection. Couple hundred stamps on pages, decent showing of First Issue Perforated with a "key" No. R102c present, $20.00 Second Issue No. R129, other Documentaries, Proprietary, Stock Transfer featuring Nos. RD42-RD60 lightly hinged, couple dozen Revenue stamped Paper on checks, nice variety of vignettes with a striking J. Cooke & Co. $200,000.00 check and some Match and Medicines with several better items, very attractive lot with much useful Fine-Very Fine material

E. 1,000-1,500
5,500
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